= (Equals) (Entity SQL)

Compares the equality of two expressions.


expression = expression  
-- or
expression == expression  


Any valid expression. Both expressions must have implicitly convertible data types.

Result Types

true if the left expression is equal to the right expression; otherwise, false.


The == operator is equivalent to =.


The following Entity SQL query uses = comparison operator to compare the equality of two expressions. The query is based on the AdventureWorks Sales Model. To compile and run this query, follow these steps:

  1. Follow the procedure in How to: Execute a Query that Returns StructuralType Results.

  2. Pass the following query as an argument to the ExecuteStructuralTypeQuery method:

SELECT VALUE product FROM AdventureWorksEntities.Products 
    AS product WHERE product.ListPrice = @price

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